India vs New Zealand Semifinal Clash: Rain to play Spoilsport?

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The first semi-final of the World Cup 2019 will be played on Tuesday 9 July on the Old Trafford grounds of Manchester between India and New Zealand. For this match, cricket fans across the cricketing world are keeping a close eye, because this will determine who will be the first team to reach the finals of the ICC World Cup 2019.

The league match between the two teams in the World Cup was canceled on June 13 due to rain. The match was to be played in Nottingham. Although in the practice match New Zealand defeated Team India.

While fans can expect a high-intensity contest, rains might play a spoilsport with downpour being predicted on the match day.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the ‘reserve day’ also shows showers along with overcast conditions. If the match is washed out on the reserve day too then India will automatically qualify for the finals courtesy of accumulating the higher number of points in the group stages

If the match is washed out on Tuesday, it will be played on the following day, which is the ‘reserve day’. Unlike the group stage fixtures where a point is allotted to both the sides in case of a washout, ICC has a reserve day for both semi-finals and finals.

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